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Special Convocation: Jane Goodall
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Paul Davenport Theatre, Talbot College

Special Convocation Ceremony

Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, Founder, Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace will receive an honorary degree from Western University at a special convocation ceremony.

The University has held a limited number of seats for this event for Western students only.
Pre-registration is required.

Event Details:
Doors open at 10:15 a.m.
Ceremony begins at 11:00 a.m.
Light refreshments to follow in the Talbot College Atrium

Dr. Goodall was born on April 3, 1934, in London England. At the young age of 26, she followed her passion for animals and Africa to Gombe, Tanzania, where she began her landmark study of chimpanzees in the wild immersing herself in their habitat as a neighbor rather than a distant observer. Her discovery in 1960 that chimpanzees make and use tools rocked the scientific world and redefined the relationship between humans and animals.

In 1977, she established the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) to advance her work around the world and for generations to come. The JGI continues the field research at Gombe and builds on Dr. Goodall’s innovative approach to conservation, which recognized the central role that people play in the well-being of animals and the environment. In 1991, she founded Roots & Shoots, a global program that guides young people in nearly 100 countries in becoming conservation activists and leaders in their daily lives.

Today, Dr. Goodall travels the world, speaking about the threats facing chimpanzees, environmental crises and her reasons for hope. In her books and speeches, she emphasizes the interconnectedness of all living things and the collective power of individual action. Dr. Goodall is a UN Messenger of Peace and Dame Commander of the British Empire.

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Students: Comp parking is available in the South Valley lot from 10 am to 1 pm. Upon arrival to the lot, please obtain a ticket from the ticket dispenser as you approach the gate (pulling a ticket will automatically lift the gate). Upon departure from the lot, simply approach the exit gate and the gate will lift

For questions, please contact the Ceremonies Office at 519-661-3747 or by email at rsvp@uwo.ca.

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